Integrating New  Members Into Existing Flock

Chickens are social beings with a strong social hierarchy. This means that within each flock, there are a few ‘alpha’ or leader’ birds, and a group of birds that act more as ‘followers.’ Many flocks also include roosters, which have…

May 18, 2022 · by MARLA MCMAHON · in Care & Safety of Poultry, Chickens, EducationEdit This Chickens are social beings with a strong social hierarchy. This means that within each flock, there are a few ‘alpha’ or leader’ birds, and a group of birds that…

Geese and ducks are cold hardy and resilient birds that make a great addition to a farm, but they have some special needs once winter rolls around. Covered in feathers with an interior lining of thick, fluffy down—the kind that we…

1. How to keep chickens warm in winter: Do not add heat lamps. Chickens, especially cold-tolerant breeds, can stand winter temperatures without extra heat. A chicken’s body temperature is around 106 degrees Fahrenheit, and they have their own protective layer…

There are several factors that can help make a chicken withstand extremely cold temperatures. Here are some of the ways that chickens stay warm during the winter: They roost close together at night, using each others’ body heat to stay…